Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sally emailed me and asked about the pattern for the quilt that won the prize. It was designed by Robyn Falloon, her 2008 BOM and it's called "Bronte's Garden". It was available from a shop called Fragrant Cottage in Warnambool, and that's as much as I know. The fabrics were just beautiful, I would have liked to add some of them to my stash, that's for sure.

Last week I was very busy, and besides doing customer quilts there was a lot of travelling. Keryn pointed out that I'd been to a different town every day, and so by the weekend all I wanted to do was stay home and not go anywhere!

So I did, and I got lots done in the sewing room. Three bedsize quilts to the border stage, a customer's problem borders pieced and attached, and a small quilt pieced together. It's amazing what you can accomplish if you don't let yourself get distracted. Admittedly I'd pieced or appliqued most of the blocks already but it still felt great to be able to sit for hours at the machine and finally see progress.
These tulip blocks will have a border of triangles and then a cream border around the outside.
This little basket top will have a pieced border next, but I haven't quite worked it out yet.

I'll take photos of the other projects tomorrow.

Keryn and Matt and I took the dogs for a walk one afternoon, and we all had a lovely time.
Dolly tried the water in a rock pool and decided that it was Horrible stuff, unlike Macca who had to be persuaded not to jump right in.

Matt says he's climbed up the top of this hill, and little Jessie managed to keep up with him- she might be tiny but she's got incredible stamina.This time Matt went to the top of the green patch, but the descent was hair-raising; he slid halfway then stood up and ran the rest of the way, completely out of control. I expected him to dive head over turkey, but he made it in one piece.

He carries a big walking stick he made and I call him Gandalph and have threatened to make him a grey wizard's hat to go with it. He laid it down for a minute and Macca decided to carry it for him. Taking this photo was all well and good until he ran between Keryn and me and clocked us both in the shins with it- you'd swear he'd done it on purpose except he's too good-natured for that.


pdudgeon August 19, 2009  

wow, that is a steep hill!
the quilts look beautiful. can't wait to see what the borders look like.

sewprimitive karen August 20, 2009  

What wonderful photos of everything! Fantastic picture of Macca carrying the stick!

Meggie August 23, 2009  

Love that basket quilt!!
Macca looks very proud of himself.

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